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Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help Today, 04:18 PM
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Posted By CaptnJohn
The truck will charge the battery but it will...

The truck will charge the battery but it will take a long time from dead. A full battery will extend and retract slides without being on shore power but will be slow and draw a lot. Every recent...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,821
Posted By CaptnJohn
^^ true. My local dealer beats them every time.

^^ true. My local dealer beats them every time.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Today, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By CaptnJohn
X 200!

X 200!
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By CaptnJohn
That makes a difference. My 2016 is rated to tow...

That makes a difference. My 2016 is rated to tow 15,200, I'm running about 1170# under that. My payload would be extremely close with the 3400#+ total cargo weight. Also, some floor plans like front...
Forum: Campgrounds Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 404
Posted By CaptnJohn
The 10 year rule is not a bad thing. I know a...

The 10 year rule is not a bad thing. I know a couple with a 1986 TT that gets in everywhere by simply sending pictures and does not have to tell a lie. Same with a neighbor and his 2005 Class C. If...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By CaptnJohn
Sounds OK, but what is the GVWR of the 5er? Is...

Sounds OK, but what is the GVWR of the 5er? Is the 13,895 dry or gross?
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By CaptnJohn
Those are not on the HC either unless a recent...

Those are not on the HC either unless a recent change.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,821
Posted By CaptnJohn
Correct. They are rated for 4080# at 110# PSI. I...

Correct. They are rated for 4080# at 110# PSI. I would not run anything but Sailun on a 5er over 12,000# GVWR. I have the 235/85/16 on ~~ the only difference is they are rated at 4400# at 110PSI....
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,821
Posted By CaptnJohn
I too had great success with Carlisle tires on...

I too had great success with Carlisle tires on lighter 5ers. The highest rating Carlisle makes is LR F. The Sailun LR G S637 are the best tire available, closely followed by GY G614.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,559
Posted By CaptnJohn
It may be just as good, may be better, and...

It may be just as good, may be better, and certainly costs less. The last surely was a huge part of the decision.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By CaptnJohn
Running gear is no higher so I guess they do that...

Running gear is no higher so I guess they do that to make the young guys feel macho. My 2016 F350 sits high but not that high ~~ I think 57". I'm already at the lowest setting on the hitch and all...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By CaptnJohn
Right ~~ my wife calls our 43' 5er 'the camper'...

Right ~~ my wife calls our 43' 5er 'the camper' just as she did our 1st TT at 19'.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-20-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By CaptnJohn
When purchasing a class A the sales guy kept...

When purchasing a class A the sales guy kept calling it a coach UNTIL I told him I had football coaches and that did not look like any of them so it could not be a coach.
Now I have a '5er'. If I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-20-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,768
Posted By CaptnJohn
My neighbor, a GM salesman, says in 2019 GM will...

My neighbor, a GM salesman, says in 2019 GM will catch up to the 2017 Ford technology. My F350 saw mileage increase up to about 20,000 miles but that is a diesel. Range is more important to me when...
Forum: Repairs & Service 01-19-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By CaptnJohn
Had to get a mobile tech. Found a wire problem...

Had to get a mobile tech. Found a wire problem between the shutoff in the convenience center and converter. I never use that one as I installed a total cutoff near the batteries. He brought a new...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-19-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,768
Posted By CaptnJohn
I think somevRam owners sleep with their truck. I...

I think somevRam owners sleep with their truck. I had 1, that was enough.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By CaptnJohn
God bless him and give his family strength at...

God bless him and give his family strength at this time!
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By CaptnJohn
Looking at my stairs now. It looks like the top 2...

Looking at my stairs now. It looks like the top 2 risers are close to the same but the bottom one is a little shorter. Measuring just not going to happen as I really do not want to know. Still not...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-18-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By CaptnJohn
I think the Cetane / Performance booster from...

I think the Cetane / Performance booster from Ford MAY add 1 MPG while towing. That is the only time I add anything.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-18-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By CaptnJohn
Before a long trip pulling the 5er I'll add the C...

Before a long trip pulling the 5er I'll add the C and performance booster from Ford to both tanks. Down to 21 this am and started fine.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By CaptnJohn
Every camper I've owned had the fender screws...

Every camper I've owned had the fender screws changed. Always with stainless steel bolts, washers, and nylon nuts. Having gone over staples and nails. like you I mentioned some should never touch a...
Forum: Maintenance 01-17-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,896
Posted By CaptnJohn
Glad I have Dometic 4 door. Even freezes ice...

Glad I have Dometic 4 door. Even freezes ice cream.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By CaptnJohn
Wish they made them for my 2 skylights as well.

Wish they made them for my 2 skylights as well.
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-15-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,871
Posted By CaptnJohn
Cool UNLESS you are retired federal Civil...

Cool UNLESS you are retired federal Civil Service. At age 66 I finally signed up for full Soc Sec, nearly 5 years ago. With the latest COLA it comes to $159 monthly. Not able to get spousal either....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By CaptnJohn
I have the same and really like it. Rails~~~...

I have the same and really like it. Rails~~~ expect just like with the last truck the hitch will come out only when I buy a new truck.
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